HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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S. DEERWESTER, manufacturer of wagons and carriages, Petersburg, of the firm of Bryant & Deerwester; was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, March 1, 1830, where he was raised and educated; he is the son of Joseph and Elenor (Parker) Deerwester; in early life, he chose the trade of wagon-making, and, being of a mechanical turn of mind, soon became an able workman; he came to Petersburg in 1853, where he has since lived; and the result of his industry and energy is a good property and a large trade, built up by integrity and fair dealing; he entered into his present partnership in 1865; they began on a small scale, and are now the largest carriage and wagon manufacturers in the county. Mr. Deerwester married Miss Catherine McHenry, of this place, Feb. 13, 1855; they have a family of two-Anna and Ella.


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